Re: [AMBER] updates for amber12 bugfix18 & 19 fail

From: Jason Swails <>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2013 09:04:32 -0400

On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 8:48 AM, <>wrote:

> Hi Jason,
> Amber12 bugfix18 update fails because the link on the web site points to
> (note the underline after
> bz2), but this file does not exist.

This is not true. While the link is broken, update_amber ignores the HTML
code and attempts to directly download the files themselves. Those links
on the bugfix website are rarely used (the updating script handles updates
for most people), which is why nobody noticed the broken link for several
weeks. (I have applied that update numerous times to different
repositories without problems.) Besides, a timeout does not indicate that
a file doesn't exist on the website (in fact, unless the website is down it
most likely means the file _does_ exist). A 404 code returns immediately
(and in fact that's what update_amber uses to determine that there are no
more updates).

When I click on this link, I get an http-404 error, page not found.
> bugfix18 can be found at
> When I manually download bugfix18 (from
> and
> and run update_amber --update
> on
> my local repository, the installation works fine
> Please correct this wrong link on the amber web site

I've corrected it, it just hasn't propagated up to the live website yet.

All the best,

Jason M. Swails
Rutgers University
Postdoctoral Researcher
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Received on Tue Sep 03 2013 - 06:30:03 PDT
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